Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
that to happen. >> with that let me bring in our team. jake tapper, jon karl on capitol hill. jon, given the deadlock, the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell says he doesn't think a deal can be reached so calm up with a last-ditch fallback. >> reporter: last choice option, only if the talks completely collapse. it's complicated but the bottom line is, it would give the president the authority on his own to gradually raise that debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion between now and the election. the political burden is all the president's. he can do it without spending cuts and even in the face of opposition from the majority in congress. i talked to a lot of republicans in the house, rank and file, who say it's not acceptable. they want real spending cut, a lot of them and nothing else. >> there's no guarantee of spending cuts even though it would avoid tax increases. any openness in the white house to that and where do they think the talks are right now? are they as pessimistic as mr. mcconnell? >> reporter: well, mcconnell's deal sent two signals to the white house, one, good news to them
Jul 10, 2011 5:00pm PDT
" appearing necked jon tach and today stars in "how to succeed in business without really trying" it's so not what you would expect from you, dancing, singing, jumping. >> absolutely. anyone who knows me would expect the jumping, but dancing and singing. yeah. it's something completely different and i -- you know, i've got the energy to do it at this age so i might as well be doing it. also, i do think there's, as an actor -- i don't think you'll ever work that much harder than doing a broadway show. particularly a musical eight time as week. so, yeah. i like working hard. that's the whole thing that's instilled in me. a work ethic that i now -- i love to work. >> larry: how have kept a balance through all of this? >> the most important thing for me to remember is it doesn't matter who had gotten this part, they would have been receiving this kind of attention. this much -- you know, when you step out of the car and you get hit by that wall of noise, of screaming, you have to -- it's very important for me to remember that would be screaming for somebody else if he got the part. it's not a
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
. in 30 minutes, rupert murdoch and his jon james and rebekah brooks will face questioning from another parliamentary committee. cnn will have this coverage all morning. >> rupert murdoch on the hot seat as he answers questions about what he knew about this growing phone hacking scandal.
Jul 19, 2011 2:05am PDT
. >> hot pink nail polish on his toes. >> reporter: that jon stewart dubbed it toemageddon 2011. >> really? >> it's a big deal to see boys in pink because it's not the cultural convention. but it's nothing hardwired. boys are not innately aversive to pink, girls are not innately attracted to pink. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: so along with greg we invited a few other dads whose sons have varied interests and preferences to start an open dialogue about the gender color wars. >> in a perfect world you had your choice, would you rather your son grabbing for the pink shirt or the blue shir >> i'd want him to go to the one he was drawn to. >> i follow my child's lead. because it's not really the point of what i like, it's the point what was my child likes. >> i prefer my child to choose blue. but if he wants to choose the pink shirt over the blue shirt, that's up to him. >> i think the reason parents are uncomfortable with putting boys in pink is frankly they think, it will make him gay. we're all -- people are still homophobic although i think it's chang